Welcome to the Library!
Wootton Community Library re-opened in July 2021 after a full refurbishment of the Community Centre managed by the Parish Council.
We are a Community Managed Library, which means we are included in the Northamptonshire Library Service, who supply all our stock, but we are mostly free to run the library in our own way. We are supported by Wootton Parish Council, we have a library manager, and we are staffed by a wonderful team of volunteers who give up a few hours each week to keep the library running.
If you would like to get involved and join our little library family we would love to meet you! email Jussy at Woottoncml@gmail.com for more information.
* Please note that our regular volunteers are required to be aged 18 or over, however if you are looking for volunteer hours for your Duke of Edinburgh Award, we can sometimes offer time on an ad hoc basis during the school holidays.*
There is always a warm welcome for you in the library, and always something to do!
You can find a calendar of all our events here. With bank holidays, sometimes the regularity of groups can be disturbed, so keep an eye on the calendar for any changes.
All our events are FREE and there is no need to book unless otherwise stated.
Colouring is available every day (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.)
We have a regular Storytime every Tuesday at 11.15am. This is aimed at small children and their carers and is a gentle way to spend half an hour together.
For anyone creative, you can join us for a Crafternoon every other Monday from 1pm where you can bring along a project to work on with friends. We also plan to have some experts come along to teach us some new skills. Check the what's on page for dates.
We also run a popular Knit and Natter group on alternate Wednesdays at 11am which anyone is welcome to attend. Our members make all sorts of beautiful items not just for themselves, but also for charity and to sell at our Community Centre fairs where the proceeds are kindly donated to library funds. Currently we are knitting and crocheting hundreds of poppies for a display for Remembrance Day in November.
Wootton Library Book Club meets on alternate Wednesdays at 11am. This is a vibrant and thriving group which welcomes new members. We read a book together each month and enjoy talking about all things literature.
We also run a Kids' Book Club - the Story Octopus Club (so named because we have an octopus which helps us to make sure only one person speaks at a time!) We meet on the first Saturday of every month at 11am. The group is open to all primary aged children who love reading! You just need to be prepared to chat about your favourite stories and get involved with fun activities! Recent themes have includes magic, animals and 'around the world'
Rhymetime is a popular song and action session for under 5s which we run every first and third Friday of the month at 11am.